Heike M. Vogel, Esq.

Of Counsel
646-374-3026 NY | 973-287-5005 NJ

Heike M. Vogel is a business attorney with extensive expertise in corporate restructuring, bankruptcy law, and general business transactions. She has represented debtors, creditors, investors, indenture trustees, creditors’ committees and acquirers of assets. In connection with her involvement in large, complex restructuring cases, she also gained experience with intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation.

Ms. Vogel serves as a Director of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Hall Boy’s Haven & L.H. Foundation. Ms. Vogel is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Council on Germany.

For more than 10 years, Heike practiced at Sidley Austin and then continued her practice at Arent Fox. Previously, she clerked for three U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges in the Southern District of New York: Honorable J.H. Gallet; Honorable A.J. Gonzalez, and Honorable R.L. Bohanon. Prior to joining A.Y. Strauss, Heike was one of the founding partners of Vogel, Bach & Horn, LLP.

Representative Matters

• Represented a large foreign corporation in a Federal litigation involving a $100 million bankruptcy trade impairment.
• Handled every aspect of causes and actions filed against corporate clients in bankruptcy proceedings.
• Provided counsel on strategies to achieve the most beneficial results in multi-million-dollar preference and other actions.
• Represented corporations that have been affected by other businesses’ Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 filings.
• Developed contracts to proactively protect clients against other businesses’ bankruptcy filings in the future.
• Made recommendations about negotiating v. litigating and represented clients in other transactional matters and in commercial litigations.
• Served as lead attorney in a pro bono political asylum case. Learned political asylum/immigration law, collected evidence, and drafted a 30-page brief that resulted in asylum being granted.

Publications

Understanding the Chapter 15 Recognition Process, ABA International Dispute Resolution, Winter 2016
Delaware Bankruptcy Appeals: Checklist, Thomson Reuters – Practical Law, 2016
SDNY Bankruptcy Appeals: Checklist, Thomson Reuters – Practical Law, 2015
Bankruptcy Holds Pitfalls for the Unwary, Legal Issues in Ophthalmology: A Review for Surgeons and Admissions, 2008
Claims Trading in the Wake of the District Court’s Decision in Enron; Should You Feel Safe Selling Your Claims? The Credit & Financial Management Review, Vol. 13, No. 4, Fourth Quarter 2007
Section 1102 Adds Uncertainty to Creditors and Equity Committees, Bankruptcy Court Decisions, Weekly News & Comment, Sept. 13, 2005
BAPCPA: Provisions Impact Committees from Multiple Angles, Bankruptcy Court Decisions, Weekly News & Comment, Sept. 27, 2005
The BAPCPA: Provisions Affecting Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors and Their Membership, Bankruptcy Reform 2005: Expert Analyses Examining & Predicting the Impact on the Commercial Practitioner, LRP Publications, 2005

Education

Brooklyn Law School, (J.D., 2000)
Columbia University, (cum laude, B.A., 1995)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits